Mountain Fires in the Steinernen Meer

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This was in the Steinernen Meer (Stone Sea Mountains) at Asitz/Pinzgau, in Austria. The local towns celebrate the summer solstice by walking 2,500m up their local mountains at sunset with lit torches, getting good and pissed, building fires for all neighbouring mountain communities to watch, then jumping over the fires to ward off bad spirits and bind them to their loved ones for life. Classic Alpine Austrian fun.


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